Choose Azure for your Windows Server apps, and stay with the technology leader you trust
Take advantage of your current Microsoft investments and skills by running Microsoft software in Azure—including Windows Server, SQL Server, SharePoint, and Dynamics.
- Get unparalleled cost savings
- Easily plan migrations
- Access first-rate, first-party support
- Modernize your apps beyond infrastructure
Get bigger savings for Windows Server
Save up to 82 percent on the pay-as-you-go price of running Windows Server apps in Azure Virtual Machines when you combine the Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server with the upcoming Reserved Virtual Machine Instance offering. And because Windows Server and other Microsoft server software are engineered for Azure, you can further lower your operating and support costs. Azure provides one of the most cost-effective ways to run Windows Server apps in the public cloud.
Easily migrate your Microsoft apps and data to Azure
Make your cloud transition smooth and seamless with easy-to-use Azure migration tools and services, including a free cloud migration assessment. Take advantage of new integrated discovery and TCO analysis with Azure Migrate. Lift and shift your existing SQL Servers to Azure without noticing any difference, choose SQL Database-managed instances to offload management, and use Azure Site Recovery to easily migrate existing on-premises apps to Azure Virtual Machines—even if they’re VMware-based.Get to the cloud faster with migration assistance
Modernize your apps beyond infrastructure
Running apps “as-is” in Virtual Machines is a great first step in the cloud. But when you’re ready to take the next step, rely on Azure and the Microsoft Cloud to support all of your app modernization initiatives—whether software as a service (SaaS) for SharePoint and Dynamics applications, or platform as a service (PaaS) using SQL Database for SQL workloads, Azure Cloud Services, Service Fabric, App Service, and Container Service, and Azure Functions.